Friday, October 11, 2002, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi




Top stories | Politics | Community | Agriculture
Administration | Crime


Badal’s arrest soon: Amarinder
Chandigarh, October 10
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said today that the arrest of former Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal in a corruption case was first a matter of a few weeks. Reacting to Capt Amarinder Singh’s statement, Mr Badal said he was prepared for his arrest. “I would not seek any anticipatory or other bail following the arrest.

Amarinder announces payment of Rs 30 bonus
Cabinet to discuss power panel proposals on Monday
Ludhiana, October 10
The Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, today announced that the state government would start paying Rs 30 per quintal bonus to the farmers as the Central government guidelines on the issue had been received yesterday.

SAD prepares ‘hit list’ of corrupt bureaucrats
Amritsar, October 10
During separate in-camera meetings with SGPC members and Youth Akali leaders held here today, Mr Sukhbir Singh Badal, MP and general secretary, Shiromani Akali Dal, today asked them to prepare a ‘hit list’ of corrupt bureaucrats, including police officials, who had been harassing them so that they could be booked under the law of land as and when the Akalis came to power.

Special Assembly session today
Chandigarh, October 10
Political strategies have been drawn up by the ruling Congress and the main opposition — Akali-BJP — for tomorrow’s special session of the Punjab Vidhan Sabha. Both key political parties have submitted their respective “resolutions” to the Vidhan Sabha Secretariat.

Fatehgarh Sahib



Who will foot PSEB salary bill?
Patiala, October 10
The prevarication on the part of the Punjab government in implementing the tariff hikes allowed by the State Electricity Regulatory Commission is proving dear to the Punjab State Electricity Board.

80-yr would-be groom booked
Bathinda, October 10
The police has registered a case against three persons, including an 80-year-old man of Maur village, near Tapa in Sangrur, for putting pressure on a class XII student to marry him. She had tried to commit suicide yesterday.

Pandove sworn in PPSC Member
Chandigarh, October 10
Mr M.P. Pandove was sworn in as a member of the Punjab Public Service Commission by Governor J.F.R. Jacob at a simple impressive ceremony at Raj Bhavan here today. The warrant of appointment was read out by Chief Secretary, Y.S. Ratra.


J&K win boost to Cong: Natwar
Amritsar, October 10
“The election results in Jammu and Kashmir today are a boost to the Congress”, said Mr Natwar Singh, former Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, while talking to newsmen here today. Earlier, he delivered a talk on challenges before the Indian foreign policy at Guru Nanak Dev University.


Central team visits drought-hit areas
Ferozepore, October 10
A high-powered Central team from New Delhi today visited the drought-affected areas of Ferozepore and Moga districts to assess the loss incurred by farmers. The team comprising Mr R.S. Thakran, Senior Resident Officer, Central Planning Commission, and Mr R.R. Deshpande, Deputy Adviser, (PHE), along with officials of the state government and the district administration, visited Tumbarh Bhann, Lalhe, Kotkrorh Kalan, Bholuwala and Machiwara villages of Ferozepore district and Dhalleke, and Ghal Kalan villages of Moga district.

Temple issue becomes murkier
Amritsar, October 10
Even as BJP-backed Durgiana Temple Committee members have written to various banks to freeze accounts worth crores, former office-bearers have refused to hand over keys of “toshakhana” to the new committee.

French co. offers solution to garbage problems
Patiala, October 10
The Patiala Municipal Corporation is likely to partly privatise the sweeping of the city as well as garbage collection, with a French company submitting a proposal offering to do everything, sweeping — to door collection — to dump station facility, to the corporation.

Industrialist ‘was killed’ before being set afire
Faridkot, October 10
Nearly 5,000 persons from all sections of society attended the funeral of Mukand Singh, an industrialist of Kotkapura, held today. His son Gagandeep Singh lit the pyre.

Hearing adjourned in Giani Kewal case
Bathinda, October 10
The hearing in dowry death case against former Sikh high priest Giani Kewal Singh, his son Baljinder Singh and their family kin, Ms Joginder Kaur, was today adjourned till December 10 by Additional Sessions Judge Jaspal Singh for want of prosecution witnesses.

Man gets life term for killing ex-wife
Moga, October 10
The District and Sessions Court here today sentenced a person to life imprisonment on being found guilty of murdering his divorced wife as his son appeared as the eyewitness against him.

Electronic Punjabi media conference
Jalandhar, October 10
An international conference of the electronic Punjabi media would be held here in December to discuss ways and means of popularising Punjabi satellite and radio channels worldwide.

New sanctuaries to come up
Patiala, October 10
Punjab MP Preneet Kaur today said the newly constituted State Advisory Board would consider establishment of new sanctuaries which would work towards preserving endangered species in the state.

MC staff threaten strike
Jalandhar, October 10
Even as the Vigilance Bureau today continued with its arrest spree in the Rs 9.5-lakh fogging machine scam by nabbing a sanitary inspector of the municipal corporation, employees of the civic body have said they will go on indefinite strike and threatened to stop the supply of drinking water from Monday.

Caught in debt trap, farmer ends life
Ferozepore, October 10
A farmer reportedly committed suicide in Fazilka subdivision due to heavy debt. Amardeep Singh of Alliana village in Fazilka subdivision was suffering from depression for the past three years due to a heavy burden of loan raised from a commission agent and local banks.


Farmers burn paddy straw despite ban
Bathinda, October 10
Even as the district magistrate has banned the burning of paddy straw, farmers of the region continue to burn paddy straw and stubble causing damage to the environment and the fertile upper layer of the soil.

Farmers await procurement staff
Amritsar, October 10
Even as the government agencies started the official procurement of paddy on October 1, farmers at the Bhagtanwala grain market, the biggest market in the city, alleged that no government official had approached them so far.


Corporation seeks CM’s help in recovering dues
Patiala, October 10
The Patiala Municipal Corporation has asked the Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, to help it in recovering house tax dues of Rs 60.25 lakh from various government departments in the city.

Police districts not to be disbanded
Ropar, October 10
Six police districts, created during the days of militancy at Barnala, Khanna, Jagraon, Batala, Majitha and Tarn Taran, will not be disbanded. Stating this, Mr M.S. Bhullar, Director-General of Police, Punjab said today that there was no intention to disband the police districts as these were needed to tackle crime.

2 patwaris chargesheeted
Fatehgarh Sahib, October 10
The Deputy Commissioner of Fatehgarh Sahib, Mr Vikas Partap, issued charge sheets to two Patwaris and a notice of termination of service to another in the district, allegedly for the negligence of duty and not maintaining the revenue record properly.


Robbers kill 1, injure 8 villagers
Batala, October 10
One person was killed and eight, including women and children were injured when a gang of robbers armed with rods and lathis struck at two farmhouses in Longowal and Kali Brahmani villages under the sadar police station last night.

Woman ‘forced’ to commit suicide
Hoshiarpur, October 10
Sonu of Garhi Mohalla here was allegedly forced by her husband, father-in-law and mother-in-law to commit suicide yesterday. She set herself afire and was seriously burnt. She was admitted to Civil Hospital here in serious condition but was later referred to DMC at Ludhiana.

Kale kachhewale gang busted
Jalandhar, October 10
The police busted seven-member gang of kale kachhewalas and recovered stolen gold ornaments worth Rs 50,000 from them. The gang was reportedly operating in Jalandhar, Nakodar and Hoshiarpur.

Home | Punjab | Haryana | Jammu & Kashmir | Himachal Pradesh | Regional Briefs | Nation | Editorial |
Business | Sport | World | Mailbag | In Spotlight | Chandigarh Tribune | Ludhiana Tribune
50 years of Independence | Tercentenary Celebrations |
122 Years of Trust | Calendar | Weather | Archive | Subscribe | Suggestion | E-mail |